Sunday, June 14, 2015

VLVJune Week1 - Brighter Days for a Special Friend

Having fun again with water coloring and wanted to play with this adorable sketch design by Julee Tilman over at the Viva La Verve Sketch June 2015 Week 1 along with joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of which I choose flowers.
Also, joining Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge as this card is for a special friend which I thought would brighten her day.
Here is my card:
Love this set full of flowers, wonderful sentiments, and for so many occassions called: Brighter Days. Started off with a stitched black base using Blueprints 15 and than added some Typeset Speialty DSP for the bottom. Next created a watercolor background for the center using my distress inks and added a black mat behind it. 

For the right hand side of this card, I started off die cutting a Tear Drop Circle from Spellbinders in Lemon Chiffon than cut a circle using Summer Splash card stock and last but not least cut a stitched circle in white. Obviously I cut all of them in half and layerd them together. Added the sentiment which is from the same stamp set and colored the word using my copic marker.

Next moved on to more fun stuff which was white embossing these scallop flowers and using my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers using various colors. Added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for final touches. 

Also, please check out and join the fun with the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker .

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Brighter Days (Verve)
Card stock and Paper: White (Crafter's Companion), Black Licorice (MFT), Lemon Chiffon (MFT), Summer Splash (MFT), Sour Apple (MFT), Water Color Paper (Crafter's Companion), Typeset Specialty (SU)  
Inks: Black (Hero Arts), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, Distress Inks
Accessories: Blueprint 15 (MFT), Fishtail Flags (MFT), Tear Drop Circle (Spellbinders), Circle Die (MFT), Stitched Circle (MFT), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), White embossing powder (Ranger), Scallop Die ( A cut Above by Verve), Foam Mount Tape 


  1. Very pretty design, Elizabeth! Love the mix of fonts in that lovely sentiment, and your use of some text and those pretty flowers! This will surely brighten your friend's day! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Love these bright blooms! The colors are just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us in the For the Love of Plants challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  3. This is gonna be some gah-orjus happy mail for someone! I love this beautifully watercolored card, Elizabeth!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. This is just lovely! Those colorful flowers are just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!